Las Vegas Celebrates A Good Day To Be Gay

Posted: Jul. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Today, it seems, is a good day to be gay in Las Vegas. The ink isn't even dry on the court ruling that will see DOMA and California's Prop 8 simultaneously struck from the law books, and the local community has already pounced on the opportunity to celebrate. Hosting festive celebration sacross the city and culminating in a rainbow-themed rally, Las Vegas was aflame with excitement and glee.

Before Kat Welniak left on her business trip to Florida, she told her two daughters to craft signs for the rally at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada on Wednesday.

She didn’t know whether it would be a celebration or a protest, but she knew they had to be there. The Supreme Court’s ruling on California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act affected their lives.

The two laws have plagued her family. Welniak has been with her partner, Gina Webb, for 26 years; they have two daughters together — a happy family.


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